National Non-Domestic Rates (Business Rates)

How can I pay?

By Direct Debit: This is the most cost effective method. Complete a Business Rates Direct Debit set up form  and we can make arrangements for payment to be deducted from your bank account. Payments can be deducted on the 1st, 8th, 15th or 25th of the month.

By Post: Cheques should be made payable to Harborough District Council and sent to Finance Services, The Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7AG. Please quote your Non Domestic Rate Reference together with your name and address on the back of the cheque or on any accompanying correspondence.

By Telephone: Payment can be made by Debit or Credit Card, however there is a small fee added to the amount paid when paying by Credit Card. Call 0845 3003283. This is an automated telephone system and you just need to follow the instructions.

By Debit & Credit Card via the Internet* at the online payments 

At a Post Office*: Payment can be made at any Post Office via payzone. You will need to have a bill showing a barcode on the front.

By other payzone outlets*: Just take your bill to anywhere which displays the payzone logo. As with Post Office payments you will need to have a bill showing a barcode on the front.

Bacs payments *: You must quote:

  1. Your Non-Domestic Rates Account Reference.
  2. The Council's Bank Sorting Code of 40-32-04 (HSBC Bank PLC, Market Harborough).
  3. The account to be credited is 81011561.

* Please note that payments by this method can take up to 5 working days to reach us.


Pay your Business Rates over a 12 month period

Following a change in legislation, you can now choose to pay your business rates over 12 months instead of over 10 months. If you wish to change over to 12 monthly instalments for the next business rate year you must tell us by 15 April 2014. If you tell us after that date, we can spread the remaining balance into monthly instalments until March 2015.

If you would like to pay your business rates over 12 instalments, please email your request detailing your name, address and account reference to: